Hamlet, in the play Hamlet is made out to be crazy but in reality he is not grieving correctly. He is constantly faced with death and hardships and almost never catches a break. While Hamlet is not exactly in the denial stage, he is certainly in the dead center of the other four stages. When someone has been through everything that Hamlet has, it is obvious that one would be furious. His Uncle, Claudius, killed his father so that he could be king and then proceeded to marry his mother.
So how does King hamlet affect the theme of the play as a whole even while being so briefly present? It all comes off of when when he told hamlet what really happened. Hamlet was overwhelmed with madness and as a result it affected everyone else because he was acting out his madness by making them wonder why he was so mad for so long because over time they didn’t think he should still be that mad about his father's death. So when King Hamlet told his son Hamlet that he was killed by Hamlet's uncle Claudius, which is now sleeping with his mother, drove Hamlet to instantly seek vengeance for his father throughout the entire play. Which set the theme for the play being, vengeance.
Zeus Cronos was called the “Father of the gods”. Cronos’s children’s names were Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon. Cronos killed his father, Uranus, and when Uranus almost dead, he foretold Cronos future by saying the following to him, “You murder me now and steal my throne---but one of your own sons will dethrone you, for crime begets crime,” said Uranus in the book by Bernard Evslin. Because of this, Cronos was very cautious and so he swallowed all of his children after they were born. Cronos’ wife, Rhea, was very angry at him and decided to descend Olympia and have her baby in a dark place.
These plays have similar important events which reflect on the culture of that time. When Titus kills his rebellious son, he angers and laments in his son’s traitorous death saying “Nor thou, nor he, are any sons of mine / My sons would never so dishonour me / Traitor, restore Lavinia to the emperor” (1.1.299-231). Despite his sons disagreeing him for his actions, he doesn’t
In Oedipus there are many examples of people trying to avoid their fate and failing, thus revealing Sophacles beleif on the matter. For example, when Oedipus heard the prophecy that he would murder his father and kill his mother, he left his home. Unknowingly, he left his adoptive parents home, only to fulfill the prophecy with his real mother and father. In order to further his point, Sophacles wrote more than one example in Oedipus. Another one of these examples he made was out of Jocasta and
Poor Pentheus was toyed and tinkered with until his very last breath by none other than his own cousin, Dionysus. His choice, as king of Thebes, to repress the all-powerful god not only lost him his kingdom, but ultimately his life. The Bacchae of Euripides is a true battle between the strength of a king and the power of a god. Dionysus showed no mercy, and his power destroyed a family. He sought revenge, and revenge he got.
The despair that pangs my heart is only the beginning of my troubling sorrow. I Chancellor Constantine Wolfgang have been run out of my home, drove away by the mad king of Chillingham castle. If only the king would be reasonably, but he is indulged in his own self-glory that none shall help if it make him look weak. A warning that Ruvik was coming to take the Kings head, but no the king said “Ruvik has been dead for years I remember plunging my sword deep into his heart.” The King laughed at me yet I pleaded and pleaded and then my worst mistake threatening my king to listen to my admonitions. The king walked up to me and unsheathed his dagger he gouged my left eye and told the men to take my away to exile me far from the kingdom for my insubordination.
Oedipus discovers his fate when he meets with an oracle after a man brings suspicious thoughts to Oedipus’ mind about his family. Oedipus is greatly disturbed when the oracle unveils his future by saying, “You are fated to couple with your mother, you will bring/ a breed of children into the light no man can bear to see-/ you will kill your father, the one who gave you life!” (Sophocles 205). This prophecy causes Oedipus to panic, so he leaves his home and family in order to protect his mother and father. However, Oedipus does not know that the king and queen of Corinth are his adopted parents, so he unknowingly puts himself and his real family in danger. Similarly, Macbeth receives a prophecy from three witches.
To begin with, one of the themes that connect the literary works to Greek civilization is wrath. In the Iliad, the book was full of the theme wrath. One example of it is the Iliad when Achilles found his best friend killed and rejoined the war to kill Hector. Another Literary work with the theme of wrath is Medea. She was full of wrath for her husband, Jason, and killed their two sons because of it.
Claudius gives Hamlet a sea of reasons to commit revenge. The largest reason by far is that he killed King Hamlet, married his wife, and took his throne (Act 1, Scene 4). Plus he has the nerve to scold Hamet for mourning his father (Act 1, Scene 2). Claudius even turns Hamlet's friends on him. He asks Guildenstern and Rosencrantz to speak with Hamlet and report his every action (Act 2, Scene 2).